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Coffee Makes the Feet Move Faster
by Katy L Walsvik

Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Haul myself up by the hair on my head,
Listen to brain and bottom complain,
“You go on, we’ll just stay in the bed” (what a pair!)
Every morning, the same, sad refrain.

No smell of coffee is wafting to greet me.
Not a whiff of the stuff that I’m craving.
The parts of my body that are able to move
Go in search of the brew that will save me.

Dump the old grounds, measure water for twelve.
Spend exactly one minute sniffing the can.
Ah, it’s so lovely, 3 scoops and I’m done,
Push “on” and start heating my omelet pan.

3 mugs later, all showered, I’m ready to go.
One more and I’m cleaning the neighbors panes.
The ingrates remind me it’s twice, now, this week.
They point out it’s too much plus what if it rains?

Vacuuming, dusting, scrubbing the floors.
The entire house spotless in an hour and a half.
At 3 in the morning I’m shining the mirror,
I wonder, ‘should I be drinking decaf?


I think not!


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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/17/2005
Me addicted, too. My cure? Dine with wine and then recline--to hell with housework!

Ron
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/14/2005
A great tribute to a universal drink, Katy. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 5/12/2005
This is great! Better than great! fantastic!
what brand do you use. I think I need to switch.
Thanks so much (c:)
Tracey
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 5/12/2005
clap clap...fantastic!!!!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/11/2005
You live life in 3D techinicolour, Katy, that makes the rest of ours seem like antiqued monochrome! AND it's 24/7 with you, making others of us feel like mere part-time life-livers! Don't change your fix: it not only works for you but for the rest of us who get the vicarious pleasure from your "high"! Do you ever double it up with too much maple syrup as well?! Could be my lucky night and you'll just flap, flap your way across the Atlantic and I'll find you in MY broom cupboard at 3.00. in the morning, done and dusted by 5.00! Followed by full English breakfast, of course! :) You certainly are an "upper", gal! TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Mark Mahoney 5/11/2005
Katy dear...have yourself a cup of tea, black tea from bewleys and you'll be not so much as rearing to go you'll be skipping out that door...a lovely write my dear friend , thanks for the smiles, take care..Mark xx
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/11/2005
Katy,

LOL--decaf *brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr*

Go ahead--drink the REAL stuff :)

Love this one. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/11/2005
have a cuppa java on me, okay?? cute write, katy; you shine at these! well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 5/11/2005
An anthem for all us caffine lovers. I have quit amoking. I have quit drinking Jim Beam chased with Coors Light. Damned if I will quit drinking coffee. Bah! Humbug! To the one that thought of that insidious stuff called decaf. Bah! Humbug!
Reviewed by Paul Williams 5/11/2005
LOl Katy, I've given up ciggie's no way caffine...screw the decaf lol...excellent write.

Paul;-]
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/11/2005
I think not as well - the best time to shine mirrors has always been 3 AM - and coffee makes the job much easier. Shine and Caffeine On!

PS Pls put me third on the cleaning list after Matlack and Nordette - thanks.
Reviewed by Roger Ochs 5/11/2005
Beneath the humor lies a slice of life drenched in truth. Well done.
Reviewed by Mary Quire 5/11/2005
Why bother? Life moves so much swifter with a mug of coffee in hand. I love this poem.

M.Rose
Reviewed by jude forese 5/10/2005
you can have a cup of coffee over my place any time ... the mop's in the closet ;)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/10/2005
Katy you make my feet move faster. After I read you I always have to make a run for it;-)! Of course that's because I drink too much
java!;-)Love you, Great poem!

Eileen
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 5/10/2005
I've got the strong stuff from New Orleans. When you're done with, Matlack's place, do visit me. I'm only 45 minutes from him. LOL. Great poem, Katy.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/10/2005
Rene, Rufuz and I should be getting a newer motorhome, its longer and wider and needs cleaning as it is used, we will have the coffee maker on constant brew just for you...LOL! Also, there is this store across the street that makes killer coffee, kinda like a 7-11, but much better called a WAWA...(store is only located in 550 places in the PA, DE, NJ, NY, and maybe MD & very eastern VA areas)Too bad you ain't got em' you would love em'! ED & Rufuz
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/10/2005
Never drank coffee on a regular basis but I sure loved the smell of it brewing.
By all means switch to decaf and live 10 years longer. LOL
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 5/10/2005
Drinking coffee in the shower can be tricky, Katydid. Especially if it's not decaf. Or as I like to call it: diesel.
Reviewed by Lori Moore 5/10/2005
Lol... thanks for the laugh. Decaf, never!
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